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Tag Archives: Contract

Performance bond claim was untimely (access required)

Where the parties’ surety contract provided that if the limitation period for filing a claim against a performance bond was void, then the minimum limitations period under Virginia law would apply, that period is not the five-year default limitation for ...

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Lack of privity dooms claim in mortgage case (access required)

Where plaintiff claims that defendant, a mortgage loan servicer, breached a contract, plaintiff’s claim is dismissed because “the Court is unable to determine exactly what [plaintiff] is claiming[.]” Overview In 2005, Perez, the plaintiff in this case, alleges that she ...

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Jury to decide if employer could change benefits plan (access required)

Where there was disputed evidence on whether the employer reserved its right to amend life insurance coverage under its benefits plan, summary judgment was improvidently granted to the employer in a putative class action initiated by retirees and beneficiaries, alleging ...

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Landlord cannot sue for possession despite default (access required)

Even though defendants concede they breached their commercial lease of plaintiff’s property by failing to obtain insurance, plaintiff’s suit for possession is dismissed. The lease specifies a procedure to reclaim the property in the event of a default. Plaintiff did ...

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Investment banking advisor loses suit claiming lost fee (access required)

Where an investment banking advisor claimed it lost a significant fee when another company purchased the target company, its tortious interference claim failed because the successful purchaser’s conduct was not the reason for the first failed deal. Background Jason Syversen ...

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Consultant awarded $1.9M for zoning approval services (access required)

Where a reasonable person would conclude a consultant was entitled to compensation after he fully performed under the parties’ contract, the court did not err in awarding damages using unjust enrichment principles. Background In connection with two undeveloped parcels of ...

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